The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

Eulogy for a Great Southern Lady

(My cousin Trish asked me to give a eulogy for my Aunt Pat Huber at the memorial service July 2 in Mableton, Georgia.) The Roman poet Ovid said, “If you want to be loved, be lovable.” And I think everyone who knew Pat Huber would agree that she was a very lovable person. She was […]

The Fourth of July and the Partriotic Return of the Big Yellow Button

  LITHIA SPRINGS, GEORGIA My family and I are gathered here this Saturday for the funeral of my Aunt Pat, one of the finest Southern ladies you can imagine, and I have been asked to speak a brief eulogy at the service. My brother and I rode down with my son Jim at the wheel, […]

Sgt. McCain: Behind Enemy Lines

My Army son just survived a mission in hostile territory. He has been assigned to the newly revived 11th Airborne Division, based in Alaska, which will specialize in arctic combat. Just in case there is some country in a northern area (perhaps on the other side of the Bering Strait) that wants trouble, if you […]

Save Babies, Help Moms, Hit the Tip Jar!

It’s that time of year again — Saturday is the annual Walk for Life to raise money for Richland Pregnancy Services in Mansfield, Ohio. Last year, we rattled the tip jar for this event because my wife’s mother, at 80 years old and having recently undergone knee replacement surgery, was doing this 5K walk. And […]

What You Should Do This Weekend

Very simple plan: 1. Download the Fox Nation app. 2. Watch America’s Top Ranger. Three hour-long episodes. Keep an eye out for Team 41. Happy Memorial Day! Being America's Top Ranger takes guts, passion, and stamina. Pete Hegseth, @abbyhornacek, and @Johnny_Joey take you through the gruesome 64-hour competition in 'America's Top Ranger 2022.' Stream here! […]

Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner

FORT BENNING, GEORGIA OK, Team 41 did not win the 38th annual Best Ranger Competition. They finished 14th place, but if you know what’s involved in this three-day ordeal, you understand why merely finishing the event counts as a win. On Saturday night, they completed a land navigation exercise, then started Sunday morning at the […]

Guess Who Went Viral at Best Ranger?

FORT BENNING, GEORGIA Haley Britzky is a reporter for the military web site Task & Purpose, and she happened to be at an event in Saturday’s Day Stakes rotations of Best Ranger Competition where Staff Sergeant McCain showed the meaning of the slogan “Improvise, Adapt, Overcome” and, at the same time, created a new motto: […]

Best Ranger: Surviving Day One

FORT BENNING, GEORGIA After the 19-mile night march, which ended after midnight, Team 41 was in 12th place in the 38th annual Best Ranger competition. The first day’s cut is at 28 teams, so our boys have survived to compete another day, beginning at 9 a.m. at Todd Field. Day One was a seesaw struggle. […]

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